When I had been mystery shopping for a few months back in 2012 I received a large check via federal express. I had not yet discovered this forum but had seen a Judge Judy episode that addressed this type of scam. The check looked very real but when I held it to the light there was no watermark and knowing that it was a scam I tossed it. After becoming a member of the forum and seeing that many have fallen for this scam I felt a lot of sadness. Today consumer reports had an article and a link to report the fake checks. They are targeting college students and many have fallen for the scam. There is a reporting website that is FTC complaint division and you can fill out a report online. Fast and easy and at least I feel like maybe someone is finally listening.